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DreamEden is a political novel written by Linda Ty Casper and published by the University of Washington Press in 1997. It treads the lives of people as they cope with the socio-political changes after Martial Law.


Benhur Vitaliano is an attorney who works in Manila for his childhood friend Osong Moscoso. Both hail from the small barrio of Gulod found at the fringes of Manila. Benhur tries to survive an honest and dignified man amidst the political chaos and corruption marring the country. Osong, on the other hand, seeks to further his interests by playing by the distorted rules of society. The contrast between the two men are accompanied by the juxtaposition of various social conditions and historical events, including the 1986 Elections, EDSA Revolution and the 1989 Coup d' etat. Interspersed with Benhur's story are stories of those who lived through and fought against Martial Law.

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